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September 28, 2019, 9am PDT
A hugely significant water and power infrastructure project in the works in Utah is now only a water project.
The Salt Lake Tribune
June 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
California is setting records for the amount of solar energy it can’t use, but this cushion might be a good thing: it means the state won’t need to depend as heavily on fossil fuels as a stopgap.
Los Angeles Times
April 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
A non-binding resolution is a small step in the direction of clean energy.
WTTW
July 1, 2015, 8am PDT
The answer depends on location, according to previous studies on EVs. The study from NBER evaluated both gas and electric-powered vehicles to determine their effect on the environment. A surprising recommendation is a new road funding option.
CityLab
August 15, 2013, 6am PDT
According to a new report from Climate Central, your EV is only as clean as the power plant used to generate the electricity it runs on. Furthermore, due to the huge carbon cost of batteries, a hybrid may be more climate-friendly than a plug-in.
The Seattle Times
May 29, 2013, 11am PDT
With electricity demand slowing, the model of continued growth that has kept public utilities in operation for the last century needs rethinking. David Roberts examines how utilities will need to change to suit the coming ‘century of electricity’.
Grist
November 7, 2012, 12pm PST
A recent study documents the shift from large-scale units of production to smaller mass-produced units that can be dispersed across many locations. This shift promises to change a host of industries, from transportation to power generation.
Science Daily
September 21, 2012, 6am PDT
Dr. Jay Apt offers four cost-effective steps for cities to maintain essential services when the next big blackout hits.
The Wall Street Journal
March 19, 2012, 6am PDT
A new report attributes a 9% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's power plants in 2009 to the relatively cheap price of generating electricity from natural gas versus coal.
Homeland Security News Wire
September 21, 2010, 11am PDT
Hong Kong and Singapore are two thriving, rival Asian cities. But when evaluated in terms of livability, Hong Kong was rated #71 while Singapore scored #28. Singapore's cleaner air was considered a major factor. Hong Kong is making changes.
Bloomberg News
November 11, 2008, 9am PST
As renewables replace polluting, carbon-intensive power sources, the reliability of the nation's electricity will be impaired because of the inability of the grid to accommodate power produced from distant sources, according to a new report.
The New York Times